How can I register for a workshop?
Registration for all Summer and Fall Workshops begins Monday, August 17, 2020, at 8 a.m. Please call the registration office at 828-837-2775. Workshop size is limited so we recommend that you register early! A deposit of 50% of the tuition cost is required at the time of registration. Full payment is due five business days prior to the workshop.
What will tuition costs be?
3-hour workshop: $45
2-day workshop (six hours each day): $180
What is your cancellation policy?
We will offer a full refund to anyone who cancels more than five full business days prior to the workshop start date.
For cancellations within five full business days before the start date, we will refund 50% of the deposit amount. However, if you are canceling due to exposure to COVID-19 or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms you will be issued a gift certificate for the full amount paid.
Who should sign up for these workshops?
These short workshops are open to anyone who would like to enroll. Unless otherwise noted, these workshops are for adults age 18 and up.
Will you be offering housing and meals?
No, these are day workshops only and will not include housing or meals.
How many students will be in each workshop?
Due to safety concerns caused by the pandemic, we will limit all workshops to 6 students until it is safe to increase capacity.
Can I sign up on a waitlist?
Yes, we will have a waitlist for all workshops. We encourage you to register for the virtual demonstrations if there is no space in the in-person workshop. Please see our complete listing of virtual demonstrations.
What information will I receive prior to my workshop date?
Once registered, you will receive via email your class confirmation, invoice, and information detailing logistics such as where and when to meet on campus, a suggested workshop materials list, an emergency contact form and information about the safety waiver and requirements due to COVID-19. You’ll be asked to sign the safety waiver on the day of your workshop.
What about materials fees?
Tuition covers the cost of materials fee for each student. Any additional materials fees will be listed in the workshop description and paid directly (by cash or check) to the instructor on the day of the workshop.
What kind of safety precautions will be in place on campus?
In order to minimize risk, workshop size will be limited to six students and instruction will take place primarily outdoors or in our open-air venues. Each student will be provided with their own workstation and set of tools. Some workshops may involve shared equipment. In this case, we will stagger use and provide sanitation wipes for cleaning. Each workshop will use a dedicated restroom shared only by their fellow students. Hand sanitizers and cleaning wipes will be provided. Restrooms and workstations will be sanitized before and after workshops using EPA-approved disinfectants for COVID-19 and influenza. We will require students and instructors to practice physical distancing and wear face coverings at all times when indoors or when within 6 feet of others outdoors.
Is the Craft Shop open?
The Craft Shop is currently open by appointment only Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 828-837-2775, ext. 125 to arrange your visit. Face masks are required and a limit of six customers will be allowed in the space at one time.
What else will be happening on campus during this time?
Our administrative offices are currently closed to visitors, but staff is working in various buildings on campus. Please call the office at 828-837-2775 with any questions or for assistance when on campus. Depending on the date of your workshop, we may be hosting a mentorship program in several studios. This is a month-long program that brings three emerging artists together for focused study with experienced mentors. These students and instructors will be staying on campus and will be eating in the dining hall according to CDC safety guidelines. The dining hall is not open to the public or to students in day workshops.
Is there an online option for these workshops?
We realize that space is limited and we won’t be able to accommodate everyone for an in-person workshop. For those who cannot be here in person, we will be offering live virtual demonstrations held via Zoom in the afternoon/evening on or around the same date as the in-person workshop. These demonstrations will be one-hour-long programs featuring a live presentation by the instructor, followed by a Q&A. Although the virtual program may not mirror the in-person workshop content exactly, it will cover similar techniques or concepts. Think of this as an educational presentation with an interactive chat function, not an instructional video. Attendees will be able to interact with the presenter via chat but will not have audio or video capabilities.
What time will the virtual programs take place?
Virtual programs will primarily take place on the day of the in-person workshop at 3 p.m. or 6 p.m. Click here for a complete schedule of our virtual programs. A few select programs will be held within a few days of the in-person workshop due to logistical requirements. A recording of the presentation will be available for all registered attendees to view for 30 days following the event date.
How do I register for the virtual program?
Registration will be handled online via Zoom. Please click on the registration link provided by the name and description of each program.
How much does it cost to participate in a virtual program?
Virtual participation will cost $10 per workshop.
The Folk School transforms lives, bringing people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. Located in scenic Brasstown, North Carolina, the Folk School offers year-round weeklong and weekend classes for adults in craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography and writing.